French tennis players Fabien Reboul and Maxence Broville have opened a real issue on the web after posting some very special images in some Instagram stories. In the two photos that have gone viral in a short time, the two, dressed practically identically, look into each other’s eyes with a certain understanding and are immortalized while giving each other a kiss.
Reflections and doubts have opened up on the matter as to whether it was something that suggests a coming out or not. Who are the protagonists? Fabien Reboul is a player who has stood out mainly in the doubles specialty on the tour.
Number 54 in the world doubles ranking and 1288 in the men’s singles ranking, the 27-year-old athlete has not yet obtained any ATP title in his career but boasts important results especially at the Challenger level with his historic doubles partner Sadio Doumbia, as well as a second round reached in the historic Roland Garros tournament.
Maxence Broville, born in 1999, is a player who has the desire to climb the rankings. The 23-year-old, number 872 in the doubles rankings and 945 in the individual rankings, had just returned from the French team championship together with his partner at the Slade Toulousain Tennis Club.
The kiss between two players goes viral: coming out or prank?
“I didn’t fall in love with you, your love prompted me to do it,” wrote Reboul to share the photo of the kiss. The situation regarding the two tennis players is not yet clear and their silence in the last few hours has not clarified the doubts that emerged about the image that appeared on Instagram and which immediately went around the world.
The episode reopened the discussion relating to coming out on the ATP Tour, still a taboo compared to the women’s Tour. There are already several athletes who have openly declared themselves, among the latest Daria Kasatkina and Nadia Podoroska.
Reboul and Broville have not commented on their relationship since the photo was released. Among the hypotheses, the most attentive do not exclude a case similar to that of goalkeeper Iker Casillas: that it is a prank, which, however, it would offend LGBTQ+ associations, like happened with former Real Madrid star.
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